The Beloved Dearly
|Author:||Doug Cooney, Tony DiTerlizzi|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing|
Ernie is a twelve-year-old tycoon, always on the lookout for a fast buck. This time he stumbles onto a money-making bonanza: pet funerals. He hires Dusty to decorate the burial boxes and Tony to dig the holes, but his prize find is Swimming Pool, a tomboy who delivers a crying jag not to be missed.
Business goes through the roof—until Ernie loses Swimming Pool over a raise and the whole venture unravels. Here is a rollicking, fun-spirited novel about friendship, loss, business—and how we learn to express our feelings.